The SIPS conference on placebo studies 2019 is almost there!

In less than a month the inspiring, second world conference on placebo studies will start. Join us for keynote talks of Luana Colloca, Tor Wager, Jet Bussemaker, Ionica Smeets, and Irving Kirsch and many other speakers.

Check our conference program for all the details.

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The SIPS 2019 keynote speakers (click on their names to see the abstracts)
Luana CollocaJet BussemakerTor WagerIonica Smeets, and Irving Kirsch

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2nd official Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS) conference on placebo studies. The conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Leiden University. It will take place from July 7 to 9, 2019 in the beautiful historical city center of Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden is located just half an hour outside Amsterdam and 15 minutes from Schiphol airport.

The SIPS conference is devoted to medical, psychological, and neurobiological research on placebo effects, and will also address ethical dilemmas and treatment options. The conference will offer researchers and clinicians interested in placebo effects the opportunity to meet each other, learn about the latest research findings, and present their work. Both junior and senior researchers are given the chance to present their work either orally or as a poster.

Also, we would like you to experience all the great things that Leiden has to offer, including its lively city center with characteristic canals and waterways, its rich and glorious history and culture, and its long-standing academic tradition in the oldest university of the Netherlands (where the royal family enjoyed its education)!

We look forward to seeing you in Leiden in 2019!


Prof. dr. Andrea Evers

Chair SIPS conference 2019

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